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How to specify the correct path in the embedding code of the SWFs

 

Generally, you must know that the path of the assets the SWF uses (the path of the images or videos specified in the XML file and the path of the XML files themselves) must be relative to the path of the HTML file which embeds the SWF file (and not relative to the SWF file - a common confusion).

If the folder path of the HTML differs from the product’s folder path (the folder in which the XML files and images or videos are located) then you must specify that path as value for the base attribute.

This is an example for 3D Banner FX (replace the product's name if you're using a different one):

- the index.html file is located at this address on your domain: http://www.yourdomain.com/index.html

- the swfobject.js file is located at this address: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/swfobject.js

- the product's files (XMLs, assets and images) are located in the Banner folder: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/

- the 3DBannerFX.swf file is located in the product's folder: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/3DBannerFX.swf

This is the embedding code you have to use:

<div id="Div3DBannerFX"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="Banner/swfobject.js"></script> //specify the folder's name here
<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
 var params = {};
 params.base = "Banner/"; //specify the folder's name here
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowFullScreen = "true";
 params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
 swfobject.embedSWF("Banner/3DBannerFX.swf", "Div3DBannerFX", "600", "374", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params); //specify the folder's name here
</script>

You can also use absolute paths like in this example:

params.base = "http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/";

In case you used a different folder name don't forget to replace in all locations the Banner name with the name of your folder.

Note: there are three different locations in the embedding code where you have to specify the product's folder name so make sure you update all of them.

Comments

Phoenix

Posted 9 years ago

I am having trouble getting the movie to load . The web site I’m working on is http://www.artfortune.com/hometest/ . The movie plays fine at http://www.artfortune.com/main.swf .

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Try to make the embedding like this:

<script type="text/javascript"> 
 var flashvars = {};
        flashvars.settingsXML = "settings1.xml";
  var params = {};
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl"; 
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 var attributes = {};
 swfobject.embedSWF("main.swf", "CoverFlowDiv", "1050", "275", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
</script>

In your settings.xml file remove this character (/) in front when you load the assets (images.xml, bar and others).

Also make sure that you don’t delete the ButtonAutoStart folder even if you don’t use it.

MartyG

Posted 9 years ago

I am having trouble getting the banner to work. The flash code is running but it cannot load the pictures. All I get is a rotating circle.

I put the code at the bottom of my main page to test.

www.wlwlacrosse.com

FlashXML Support

Hi,

For your settingsXML flashvar try to specify something like this:

Instead of:

flashvars.settingsXML = "http://www.wlwlacrosse.com/wlwhome/settings.xml/";

you’ll need to specify:

flashvars.settingsXML = "settings.xml";

This should work.

Ian Pietz

Posted 9 years ago

Is there a way to assign where on the images.xml list the flash begins? Rather then start with the first image on the list it starts with the fourth item down or “image4.jpg” or something like that?
Thanks

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Could you please tell me to which component do you refer?

kavitama

Posted 9 years ago

... the only combination I forgot to try :-)

Thank you very much indeed.
Kavi

kavitama

Posted 9 years ago

Hi, I have a folder where my index.html file is placed together with a folder named “TextMenu” in which i have menu2.xml, settings.xml, swfobjects.js and textmenu.swf

I modified settings.xml this way: – <menu value=“TextMenu/menu2.xml”/>

I modified my index.html this way: – <script type=“text/javascript” src=“TextMenu/swfobject.js”> </script> – <script type=“text/javascript”> var flashvars = {}; flashvars.folderPath = “TextMenu/”; var params = {}; params.scale = “noscale”; params.salign = “tl”; params.wmode = “transparent”; var attributes = {}; swfobject.embedSWF(“TextMenu/textmenu.swf”, “SubSites”, “661”, “96”, “9.0.0”, false, flashvars, params, attributes); </script>

WHY I ONLY see “FlashXML.net” logo and not the menu?

Any help is appreciated

Kavi

FlashXML Support

Hi,

In your settings.xml file try to set the menu value to menu2.xml.

e.g.

<menu value="menu2.xml"/>

This should work.

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